Week 2 of a six-week series called Lost and Found. This week we dig deep into the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. We get into situations in life, where we might have compassion fatigue or we feel like we don’t trust the person we are helping to use the money wisely. How often are families broken because of money or material possessions? And we struggle with this. God asks us to be indulgent in our compassion and in our generosity. But it’s difficult because it belongs to us, we worked hard for our money and the things that we have. We feel like we are squandering it all away. And then God asks us to give it away indulgently? How do we go about living into that, God? Because what if I give it away and then I don’t have anything left for my wants or my needs?
In this six-week series, we continue to explore how the promises of God are fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. We look at some of the parables of Jesus as well as his death and resurrection. These stories are mixed with immense grief, loss, celebration and joy. We discover that the very character of the Triune God is about restoration and reconciliation of relationships. For what has been lost has been found.